Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista

Cirilo is a resident of Quezon City with his wife


Rose Marie Jimenez Bautista and together, they raised their three children.



Doctor of Arts in Language and Literature, De La Salle Univ., Mla

M.A. Literature, magna cum laude, Saint Louis Univ., Baguio City

A.B. Literature, magna cum laude, University of Santo Tomas, Mla

Present Employment

Full Professor, Dept. of Literature at De La Salle Univ.

Fields of Specialization: Journalism and

Literature (Poetry, Fiction, Essay, Poetics, Semiotics, Translation)

Literary Editor, Philippine Panorama of the Manila Bulletin

Member of the Board of Advisers and Associate,

Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, De La Salle Univ.

Senior Associate Director, The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Center

for Creative Writing and Studies

Lectures & Workshops Conducted/Community Service

Cirilo has given lectures on literature and poetry all over the Phils.,

in the ASEAN regions, in USA and in Europe.

In the Phil.-British Literary Conference held in the UST in 2001,

Bautista gave a lecture entitled, “Shaping the Past—

The Writer’s Necessary Topography.”

Titles/topics of Bautista’s lectures include: “Fictionalizing History—

The Writing of the Centennial Epic,” “Confessions of a Literary Life,”

“Surrealism and the Mind of Oscar de Zuniga,” “Poetry and the

Human Condition,” “The Literary Mind and the Creation of Metaphors,”

“Effective Strategies in the Teaching of Literature,” “Rizal, Pop Culture,

Semiotics, and the Sociology of Writing; or What George Steiner

Told Me,” “Philippine National Language Policies: Why They Failed,”

“The Creation of Poetry is a Sociological Act,”

“The Phenomenology of Poetry,” “Reality and the Nature of Fiction,”

“On the Matter of a Philippine National Language,” etc.

He has served as judge in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards

for Literature since 1980.

He has served as panelist/resource speaker in national writers workshops

in Dumaguete, in Iligan, IYAS of Bacolod, in Iloilo, among many others.


Membership in Professional Organizations
Member, Manila Critics Circle, 2002-present
Member, Philippine Center of International PEN
Past President, Philippine Writers Academy
Founding Member and Trustee, Philippine Literary Arts Council, 1981
Elected Director-General, Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center

at De La Salle University, 1991 to 1995


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